Regulators returned to regulating this week, imposing $218 million in annualized costs, compared to $80 million in benefits, and more than 800,000 paperwork burden hours. A final Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule on Statistical Rating Organizations and an energy conservation proposal for air conditioners led the week.
Speaker of the House John Boehner laid out his agenda for restoring the U.S. economy to greatness.
The Affordable Care Act's "family glitch" is impacting 1.9 million Americans.
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) — the policymaking arm of the Federal Reserve — wound up a two-day meeting yesterday.
The “Family Glitch,” as it has become known, is an odd and particularly problematic side-effect of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Since several provisions of the law are rather ambiguous, they unfortunately combine to create a perfect storm where obtaining affordable health insurance is practically impossible.
The Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was created in the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 to ensure health insurance coverage of children whose parents’ incomes exceeded the Medicaid eligibility cutoff, and typically to offer a richer set of benefits.
In recognition of #NationalPlayDohDay, September 16th, the American Action Forum channeled its collective youthful spirit to approach policy and data in a new way -- with Play-Doh.
Chairman Rockefeller, Ranking Member Roberts and members of the subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify on Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) today.
Earlier this year, the State Department declared that it would put on hold consideration for the Keystone XL pipeline to allow Nebraska to resolve a pertinent legal dispute. That decision highlighted a protracted legal battle asking one question with broad consequence: was the pipeline route through the state decided according to a legal process?
The Department of Energy (DOE) has published yet another round of efficiency standards. This set focuses on “packaged terminal air conditioners (PTACs) and packaged terminal heat pumps (PTHPs).” The products in question are moderately sized temperature control units generally found in a hotel or hospital room.